Barry Pavel, Atlantic Council vice president and director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, joins Federal News Radio to speak about why America's rebalance to Asia and the Middle East makes our relationship with European countries and NATO different.
Frederic C. Hof, senior fellow with the Hariri Middle East Center, appeared on Australia’s primetime news program to discuss the G8 countries’ talks on the Syria conflict, the Obama administration’s plans to arm the Syrian opposition while seeking a negotiated settlement, and the broader regional implications of the Syria conflict.
Atlantic Council managing editor James Joyner asks in The National Interest, "Why Should Congress and the Courts Care About Snooping If Citizens Don't?"
J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, was interviewed by Brian Todd on CNN’s Situation Room in a segment on the discovery of evidence in northern Mali that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) may have acquired surface-to-air missiles.
Mihaela Carstei is the deputy director for the Energy and Environment Program at the Atlantic Council, specializing in infrastructure development, bilateral energy relations, emerging energy technology, and policy related to energy and the environment.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, she served as a graduate assistant to professors Dr. Peter Castro and Dr. Stuart Brown at Syracuse University. While working for Dr. Castro, she conducted research aimed at developing a peace education program and identified best practices associated with peace education in Ethiopia. In working with Dr. Brown, she evaluated the sustainability of the US hegemonic position and considered new developments in the US economy, foreign, and energy policies. She further analyzed the implications of the global energy landscape for the US, the vulnerabilities of major shipping routes, the presence of major oil resources in failed or failing states, and the surfacing of China as a credible competitor for the fixed supply of oil.
Previously, Ms. Carstei worked at the Montana World Trade Center at The University of Montana, where she developed research reports for the Montana World Trade Center staff and provided research support for specific consulting projects directly relating to regional companies.
Ms. Carstei is a PhD candidate in international economics from the faculty of international economic relations at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania. She completed her master’s degree at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs with a concentration in international environmental policy and global markets. She holds a BS in international business and management from The University of Montana, and a BA in cybernetics and economic forecast from the Academy of Economic Studies. She was a fellow of the Soros Foundation/Open Society Institute Program in 2002-2003.
On June 24, the Brent Scowcroft Center of the Atlantic Council will host a panel discussion on the most recent claims of Chinese cyber espionage and the implications of this threat for the US-China relationship and China's ties with its neighbors in Asia.
On June 27, the Atlantic Council’s Iran Task Force will launch a new issue brief by Ramin Asgard and Barbara Slavin entitled US-Iran Cultural Engagement: A Cost Effective Boon to US National Security, along with a public briefing on people-to-people exchanges with Iran.